This is how to deal with entitled VIPs on the road, according to Boniface Mwangi

Activist Boniface Mwangi has now come up with a set of guidelines for blocking overlapping and unruly VIPs on the roads.

Taking to Twitter, the photojournalist-cum-politician gave the tips on the backdrop of a recent video where he refused to pave way for a VIP driving on the wrong side on Lang’ata Road.

“This is how you block a lawbreaker, when you see them approaching, stop, roll up your window, engage handbrake, remove your phone and start recording. Nothing scares a lawbreaker than video evidence,” wrote Mwangi.

“Kenyan laws protect you from entitled drivers who endanger other road users.”

The former Starehe MP aspirant’s tips come a month after Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai came out to address the much-talked about issue of public leaders being entitled to special clearance on roads and highways during traffic snarl-ups.

IG Mutyambai, in a directive issued May 30, said among VIPs liable for such kind of treatment include the President, Deputy President, as well as the First Lady.

Cabinet Secretaries for Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs and their Principal Secretaries as well as ambulances and fire brigade vehicles are also liable for clearance.

The full list is as follows:

  • President
  • Deputy President
  • First Lady
  • Chief Justice
  • Attorney General
  • Speaker of the National Assembly
  • Speaker of the Senate
  • CSs for Defence, Interior, Finance and Foreign Affairs
  • Service Commanders of the Defence Forces
  • Inspector General of National Police Service
  • Deputy Inspector General- Kenya Police Service and Administration Police Service
  • National Assembly Majority Leader
  • Senate Majority Leader
  • Retired Presidents
  • Retired Prime Minister
  • Ambulances
  • Fire Brigades

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